UG engineering student missing

first_imgA  family is pleading for the return of their 19-year-old son who has been missing since Wednesday morning.Harris Anthony Persaud, of 21 Granny Field, Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was last seen by his family about 07:30h Wednesday , and has not been seen or heard from since. TheMissing: Harris Anthony Persaudyoung man left home with the intent of attending classes at the University of Guyana (UG), where he is a second-year civil engineering student. He left home dressed in black jeans, a blue shirt and a black tie.The teenager’s mother related that he left home and went to classes at UG. She noted that according to information gathered from questioning his classmates, Persaud told his friends that he would be heading to work at H Nauth and Sons Construction Company, where he is a part-time employee. However, his employer revealed that the young man approached him and told him that he would have to attend evening classes and, as such, he would not be able to work.Persaud’s mother related that as far as the family was aware, he has no conflicts with anyone. She also stated that it was not like him to stay away from home for long periods, especially without informing someone.“He’s my only son, my eldest child and my baby,” the worried mother related. She revealed that her husband has been out searching for the young man since 04:00h Thursday. They are pleading with members of the public to assist them in finding the young man, or to share any information on the young man’s whereabouts with them.Anyone with information concerning Persaud’s whereabouts is asked to contact 678-6590, 257-0129, or the nearest Police Station.last_img read more

Play your Part in Developing Girl children

first_imgBrand South Africa CEO Miller Matola says: “Our children are our nation’s greatest resource. We must all do whatever we can to ensure our children are nourished, educated and safe.“International research has shown that a nation’s growth and competitiveness are influenced by the development of its young citizens since they are the future adults. If children do not receive the necessary nutrition, their physical and mental growth is stunted. If children do not get the required education, they cannot gain the skills to ensure South Africa remains competitive with sustainable economic growth.”“This Women’s Day we call on South Africans to play their part to ensure our children, and particularly our girl children, stay in school. Educated girl children grow into adults who make different choices about their lives and their families are healthier when they have them. They are able to contribute to a nation’s economic growth in various areas. Therefore we should each make the development of our girl children a priority.“Our efforts will be a fitting tribute to the women who braved an inhumane and brutal system of oppression to march to the Union Buildings in 1956. It will do the memory of warriors like Charlotte Maxeke – the first South African black woman to hold a degree – proud if each of us plays a part in nourishing our children, and particularly our girl children, physically and mentally. Each of us can thereby play a part in driving our nation’s development,” concluded Matola.Note to EditorsBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness abroad. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Nadia Samie-JacobsPublic Relations DomesticTel: +27 11 712 5007 Mobile: +27 (0)72 777 9399Email:last_img read more

Kidnap bid foiled in Goa

first_imgPanaji: The South Goa police on Saturday foiled a kidnapping attempt of a businessman from Vasco by three persons. The kidnappers, who were being chased by the police, pushed the victim from the car. “Three people kidnapped Harish Solanki from outside his shop and demanded a ransom of ₹10 lakh,” acting Superintendent of Police Dinraj Govekar said. The victim was pushed out of the moving car, after a police control room van started chasing the Tata Indica vehicle which the kidnappers were driving, the police officer said. “The victim is fine. There are no injuries. We have identified the kidnappers,” Mr. Govekar said, and added they would be caught soon.last_img read more

Arwind Santos climbs to 7th in all-time blocks list and he’s not yet done

first_imgDuterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The 6-foot-4 Santos came into Tuesday’s game tied with Manny Victorino with 817 career blocks.He broke the tie after rejecting Phoenix’s Jason Perkins at the 10:37 mark of the first quarter in Game 4 of their PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series.Santos is far from done.“I can still catchup on the others. Why not? I can’t still do it. I hope I get to reach them. I would be satisfied and happy if I at least crack the top five.”With 819 blocks after the 114-91 win over the Fuel Masters that moved the Beermen on the cusp of another finals appearance, Santos next target is sixth-place Abet Guidaben, who has 922 swats.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Refusing to dwell on La Salle loss, Ateneo gets back on track Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid And the San Miguel Beer forward is showing no signs of slowing down.Santos is still going strong with each game, proving that he still has a lot to show at 37.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsREAD: Arwind Santos squeezes in basketball before Good Friday procession“I’m very thankful for this. It feels really good. It’s something that you can share with your kids and be proud of,” Santos said in Filipino. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MANILA, Philippines—Arwind Santos reached another milestone after climbing to seventh place in the PBA’s all-time blocks ladder Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool legend Nicol: FSG to blame for FA Cup exit

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool legend Nicol: FSG to blame for FA Cup exitby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Steve Nicol has slammed the club’s owners over their FA Cup exit at Wolves on Monday night.With Liverpool suffering Champions League, Europa League, League Cup and FA Cup Final defeats since FSG bought the club in 2010, it leaves the 2012 League Cup as both the Reds’ last trophy and only silverware of the American group’s Anfield stewardship.Nicol told ESPN FC: “For the big teams, particularly in England, it’s about the Premier League and Champions League.“Let’s not forget, that Kenny Dalglish got the sack after winning silverware at Liverpool, and losing the FA Cup final. So, work that one out.“So the owners want the Premier League and the Champions League clearly.“If Jurgen Klopp doesn’t want to sacrifice anybody in order to win the Premier League or the Champions League then he’s going to do what he did the other night and play what, three first team [players]?”Nicol accused his former side of disregarding the competition as they suffered their fourth-successive third or fourth round exit under Klopp.“Well, yes, because of the era I played in – yes I do (have a problem with domestic cups not being taken seriously).“All the other trophies meant something, the Carabao Cup used to mean a lot.“The FA Cup was absolutely huge, it for me was basically the player’s tournament.“But times have changed, and now it’s about Premier League and Champions League.” last_img read more

Double Standard? Andrew Harrison’s Comment Was Stupid, But It Wasn’t Racist

first_imgSaturday night, after Kentucky lost its first and only game of the 2014-2015 college basketball season, sophomore guard Andrew Harrison made a big mistake at his team’s post-game press conference, uttering a very NSFW phrase while his microphone was turned on. Harrison, who is facing criticism for the transgression, has since apologized.If you missed it, Harrison, after listening to his teammate Karl-Anthony Towns get asked about Wisconsin big man Frank Kaminsky, muttered “f*** that n****” to himself. Undoubtedly, it was stupid. But it was not racist. And there is no double standard going on here.For some reason, a number of college basketball fans are making the argument that if the situation had been reversed, and it had been Kaminsky uttering those words to himself, he’d be labeled a racist. Any by that logic, because Harrison isn’t being labeled as a racist, and because he isn’t likely to face any serious punishment, there is a double standard going on here.We’re not making this up. There are hundreds, if not thousands of tweets about it.If Andrew Harrison was white, we’d have a national catastrophe on our hands. Talk about a double standard— Alex Petik (@MuskyMaster5033) April 5, 2015Such a double standard with race I hate it. Andrew Harrison says what he says and it doesn’t get blown up but if it was other way around…— Tyler Boyle (@theeroyalboyle) April 5, 2015If Frank K had said the EXACT same thing about Andrew Harrison, think it would’ve been swept under the rug? What a double standard!— Dtrain41 (@DaneHenderson1) April 5, 2015If Andrew Harrison isn’t kicked out of school it’s a double standard @KentuckyMBB— Lara McGlynn (@lalalaLaraxo) April 5, 2015Screen Shot 2015-04-05 at 12.20.00 PMObviously, if Kaminsky, a white man, had called Harrison, an African American, the n-word, he’d have been (rightfully) labeled a racist. There’s no doubt there. But comparing this to the Oklahoma SAE issue is absolutely insane.Where’s the disconnect here? Whether or not you agree with it, many African Americans refer to each other using the n-word. It’s part of the hip-hop culture. It’s part of the locker room culture. Heck, even ESPN’s Michael Wilbon admits that he and his friends use the word to “endearingly” refer to each other. To be clear, there was nothing endearing about what Harrison said about Kaminsky. But in the context of the situation, if Harrison had said “F*** that dude”, he’d be essentially saying the same thing.Harrison acted like a sore loser, and again, he should never have said what he said. But there is no double standard here. Just stop.last_img read more

Utah Fan Tries To Make Fun Of Cal’s Academics, Makes Grammatical Error

first_imgUtah fan makes fun of Cal saying "if Marshawn Lynch can get into Cal than anyone can".marshawn lynch cal utah fan spelling errorESPN’s College GameDay is at Utah this week, and Utes fans have come up with some pretty clever signs ahead of their big Pac-12 contest against Cal Saturday night. The one you’ll see below is not one of them.A Utah fan, attempting to make fun of Cal’s academics and question former running back Marshawn Lynch’s intelligence, made a grammatical error. Check it out:SIGN RULE NO. 1: If you’re going to make fun of the other school’s academics, check your grammar. pic.twitter.com/sz8SBEVqOx— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 10, 2015Marshawn knows the difference between “than” and “then” #gameday pic.twitter.com/qhDoZMinx6— GoldenBlogs (@GoldenBlogs) October 10, 2015For the record, Cal is also one of the best public schools in the country. Major fail all around here.last_img read more

Michigans first lady names Rep Cox to assist with initiative to prevent

first_img29May Michigan’s first lady names Rep. Cox to assist with initiative to prevent campus rape Categories: Cox News State Rep. Laura Cox has been named by Michigan first lady Sue Snyder to help develop methods to end sexual assault on college campuses.The Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault initiative was formed by Snyder in an effort to research ways to uniformly work with victims. The program intends to end campus sexual assaults by changing the culture that leads authorities to dismiss allegations, encouraging victims to report the crime, and developing uniform punishments for offenders.“This issue has affected us on a nationwide level, and I’m extremely happy to see that Michigan is taking the initiative to be the first to take action,” said Rep. Cox, R-Livonia. “We have a chance to change the way our fellow citizens view this issue, and I will do everything in my power to encourage victims to be fearless in reporting the horrible acts committed against them.”Snyder also named three other Michigan lawmakers—state Sens. Tonya Schuitmaker and Rebekah Warren and state Rep. Marilyn Lane—to assist with the initiative.“I’m excited to collaborate with my colleagues and discuss all of the alternative methods in which we can finally provide assurance to the victims that their situations will not go unnoticed or ignored ever again,” Rep. Cox said. “My heart goes out to all of those who have been assaulted and feel they have few options in seeking help. Together, we can ensure that attackers are brought to justice.”The initiative is the first of its kind on a statewide level.###last_img read more

Rep Mueller votes for lower car insurance rates for Michigan drivers

first_img Categories: Mueller News,News 09May Rep. Mueller votes for lower car insurance rates for Michigan drivers State Rep. Mike Mueller today cast a historic and vital vote to bring lower car insurance prices to residents and families in Genesee and Oakland counties, joining House legislators in approving a bipartisan plan to reform Michigan’s broken no-fault system.The House plan guarantees lower rates for all drivers in Michigan, reducing what currently is the highest average car insurance premium in the nation. The bill also gives drivers a choice on car insurance policies, stops price gouging on medical services for car accident victims and combats fraudulent claims to help lower costs.“I’ve talked to a lot of people across the district and lowering the out-of-control nature of car insurance rates is a popular issue they want remedied,” said Mueller, of Linden. “I’ve taken that to heart and worked in my first five months in Lansing to bring this demanded rate relief to Michigan drivers. Having worked as a sheriff’s deputy for 19 years, people driving without insurance is a real issue. The extraordinary cost for car insurance is a big factor in that and I hope this fix lessens the financial burdens residents are facing.”Michigan’s costs are high largely because it’s the only state mandating unlimited lifetime health care coverage through car insurance. The House plan allows those currently using the coverage to keep it, and those who want it in the future to continue buying it – all while providing more affordable options with a mandatory rate reduction.The sweeping legislation now advances to the Senate for consideration.last_img read more

The Modern Times Group has launched its online ent

first_imgThe Modern Times Group has launched its online entertainment channel Gossip in Norway.The video-based site will have local celebrity news as well as covering Hollywood stars, TV shows and movies.MTG said it has, via its TV channels, acquired a large amount of Hollywood-skewed video content for the site, which will be edited by Raymond Henriksen.Danish and Swedish equivalents have already launched.As the Norwegian site launched, MTG cited the findings of a survey among users of TV3Play, the streaming and catch-up service run by MTG-owned broadcaster TV3, that shoed 17% of users did not have a TV and went online to watch entertainment shows.“The digital services are very important to reach younger viewers and who do not have access to linear television in their household,” said MTG Norway digital director Jørn Korbi. “With gossip.no we want to reinforce the provision of relevant content especially for girls aged 15-29.”last_img read more